“It killed my wife” – Pochettino reveals why was watching Asian Champions League

The embargoed section of Mauricio Pochettino’s Thursday press conference is out, and it had some pretty odd moments.

The coach was asked about how he had felt after drawing with Brentford in our last game, and he revealed that he can cancelled dinner with his wife because it felt so much like a defeat:

“Saturday, after the Brentford game, the draw was like a loss. “It killed my wife because I cancelled our dinner. I said I don’t want to go for a dinner, I wanted to stay at home,” the Chelsea manager explained.

Instead of dining with Mrs Pochettino, it sounds like the coach had a bit of a commiseratory Argentine booze up with his coaching staff:

“I was lucky because my coaching staff was with me then. We finished the day watching Real Madrid versus Valencia, had more wine, but nothing excitement. Only watching more football.

“Last few days I was watching all the games. I was not only watching the Champions League and the Championship. I was also watching the Asian Champions League — Al Hilal-Al Ittihad, Al Ain-Al Nassr. I was watching different games.

“It’s true [my wife] is not happy with me, but she know very well that the mood is not very good. When the mood is not good, it’s not easy for the family.

“The responsibility is to win and provide good feelings to the fans. You feel the responsibility when things are not so good.”

We’re not sure we really need him watching Asian Champions League games, how about watching some Newcastle games to prepare for Monday? We’re hardly going to come up against Al Ittihad any time soon.

Still, let’s hope that he spends Monday night celebrating with his wife after a big home win. It sounds like he’s got some making up to do.

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